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Ascend Emerging Market Bond

  • The Ascend Emerging Market Bond Index invests primarily in USD denominated emerging market corporate and government bonds with minimum 65% of to be assigned to investment grade bonds.
  • The reference currency of the portfolio is USD. Opportunistic exposure to bonds denominated in local currencies are allowed up to 20%.
  • The Portfolio Sponsor may use FX Forwards for hedging purposes. Structured Products, bond funds and bond ETFs can be used for efficient management of the Reference Portfolio.
  • The investment objective is to achieve a consistent and attractive risk-adjusted return, by actively managing the duration of the portfolio and taking advantage of the interest rates fluctuations.
  • A part of the Reference Portfolio is redeemed early semiannually, the height of the amount which is determined by the Portfolio Sponsor.